Do You Like Your Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet?
March 11, 2013 10:05 AM Subscribe
New kitchen faucet is needed, and I've been warned away from the pull-down type of faucet. Do you have one of these, and would you recommend it?
posted by aabbbiee to home & garden (27 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
We're in need of a new kitchen faucet.
- Single handle
- Budget tops out at $350-400, but I prefer (much) cheaper
- The sink has four holes for installation, and is fairly deep
- I prefer a clean, modern style, but the kitchen fixtures have "oil-rubbed bronze" finish, and my fiance kinda wants to stick to that finish color (despite my loathing of it)
- Not interested in that capacitive touch-on technology
I am interested in the popular pull-out or pull-down faucets. However, my sister-in-law has warned me away from this style because she says the recoil action in the pull-down hose will degrade over time and it will not snap back into place after awhile, leaving the hose hanging limply out of the faucet neck. She used to work for one of the big box home improvement stores in the kitchen section (but she left in 2009). Have these faucets improved since then? They generally have good reviews on Amazon, and Delta makes some that snap back with the help of magnets. I am not sure if I should follow my SIL's advice or ignore it (with the peril of I-told-you-so's if she's right)!
If you have one of these faucets, I'd love to hear your comments. I'm especially interested in those who have had one of these installed for a period of months or years. Would you install one of these again? Would you do anything differently?
Model and brand recommendations are welcomed, whether you prefer the pull-down type or a separate side sprayer!